Keith Rachwitz


Keith "Porky" Rachwitz. Copyright Larry Dunham 2012, photos from West Coast Midget Racing Annual 1953/1954. Used with Permission.


30 Jan 1925
Omaha, Nebraska


31 Jul 1981
Los Angeles, California


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1962)

Also known as Porky. A midget and sprint car driver and winner, who raced across America for most of the 1960's, he started racing in 1946. Porky was a regular USAC Series competitor in the 1960's, largely on dirt ovals, but one of his best results actually came on a road course, in Las Vegas in 1968, where he finished ninth. Rachwitz also drove stock cars for some years. Keith started racing in the early 1950's after moving to California with wife Elaine in 1953. Keith served his country during World War Two. Keith and Elaine had three children together, settling in Redondo Beach.

Biography last updated 12 Aug 2016